Originally written November 17, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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The Seattle Mariners likely will not pursue free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton. Mariners president Chuck Armstrong told CBS Sports earlier in the week that the team is interested in Hamilton, but general manager Jack Zduriencik told MLB.com on Friday that they will probably not go after him. The Mariners are looking to increase their payroll to add much-needed offense to their lineup but Hamilton might be out of their price range. "You have to be realistic about how you're going to allocate your dollars," Zduriencik said. "Some of these things drag out and if you're sitting there waiting on one chip, other chips in front of you might go away and you end up with nothing." Hamilton, 31, may be seeking a seven-year deal in the neighborhood of $175 million, according to several media reports. The 2010 AL MVP has been one of the top power hitters in the American League for the past five years with the Texas Rangers. Last year, Zduriencik met with ...
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